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Daily Telegraph: ‘Petrobras, Brazil’s state oil company, and Royal Dutch Shell were last year said to have held talks to buy BG’

By Ben Harrington
Last Updated: 1:36am GMT 01/02/2008

The steady risers of the day were natural gas explorer BG Group, which closed up 55p at £11, and condom maker SSL International, which led the second liners to firm up 34½ at 520½p. Both BG Group and SSL International have been at the centre of takeover speculation in the past.

Petrobras, Brazil’s state oil company, and Royal Dutch Shell were last year said to have held talks to buy BG.

While it was unclear yesterday whether a new predator had emerged for BG Group, banking sources said the company has been working with Goldman Sachs and NM Rothschild as defence advisors.

For the full market report go to…

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/main.jhtml?xml=/money/2008/02/01/cxmktrep101.xml

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